PTAB Boardside Chats

The PTAB Boardside Chat webinar series addresses best practices before the Board and answers questions raised by attendees. The free, bi-monthly Boardside Chats are open to all.

Register for an upcoming Boardside Chat or see presentations from past sessions below.

Past events

Do you want to learn more about common arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)? Join the next PTAB Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, September 30, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, for a discussion evaluating common arguments before the PTAB, focusing primarily on arguments in ex parte...

Would you like to learn more about the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Judicial Law Clerk Program? Join us as Kalyan Deshpande, Senior Lead Administrative Patent Judge, and Administrative Patent Judge Alyssa Finamore present an overview of the Judicial Law Clerk Program, the eligibility...

Would you like to learn more about your options after a final rejection? Then join us for the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar. This webinar is free and open to the public, so register early. Vice Chief Judge Michael Kim and Judge Michael Cygan will provide...

The recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. provided the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the authority to review a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) final decision in an inter partes review by rehearing. The USPTO has implemented an interim...

Would you like to learn more about the mechanics of admission to practice before the Paten Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)? Then register today for the next PTAB Boardside Chat webinar. This webinar is free and open to the public. Kimberly Weinreich, attorney at the Office of Enrollment and Discipline...

Would you like to learn more about preparing an appeal brief? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar, intended for independent inventors and those new to PTAB. This webinar is free and open to the public, so register today. During this webinar, we will discuss: A...

Apr 22, 2021 - Virtual

Would you like to learn more about remote hearings? Register today for the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for an overview of PTAB’s approach to remote hearings. Topics will include procedural and technical aspects of video and telephonic hearings, perspectives on...

Learn about AIA motions practice Would you like to learn more about America Invents Act (AIA) motions practice? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for an overview of requirements for AIA motions in general and a review of certain types of motions. No pre...

Would you like to learn more about ex parte appeals? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about recent developments for ex parte appeals. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the event by...

Would you like to learn more about American Invents Act (AIA)? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several recent developments for AIA trials. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the...